I love pictures of everyday life. There are so many details that get lost in the set up shots. I want to remember all those little things, like how she ate a bowl of cereal like it was the best bowl of cereal ever. I remember she was especially cranky that day. It was lunchtime and nothing I offered appeased her. Exasperated and down to only a few options, I cautiously asked, cereal? Only just the day before, she hated cereal. She reluctantly agreed. I felt victorious!
Our school day is really short. I have to fill in the gaps quite a bit or there would be non stop fighting. Most days, we have activities outside of the house or I have errands here and there. But, there are some days, I just need to get stuff done at the house. Today we were homebound and 20 minutes after our last lesson, I could see the tension building. Before I knew it, I had Annie crying at my feet because the other two were being, “mean at her.” In an effort to get them happily playing together, I brought out some linens and threw them over the bunk beds. I thought I would just let them hang out in the fort, but that idea quickly fizzled. Then, I remembered I had bought some puppets around Christmas time. I put them away for a day just like this. Continue reading
A while back, I was browsing the internets and came across this really cool wall hanging. I loved it…it was perfect!! Three things resonated with me. The words, the colors, and the price. I was going to order it, but I just couldn’t justify fabric and felt at that price. Instead, I ordered some wool felt and made my own. It was pretty easy and cost less than $10 to make. Continue reading